With a strong history of building some of the greatest liners to sail the seas, with names such as Rex, Saturnia, Vulcania, Leonardo da Vinci and Grand Princess to its credit, Fincantieri continues its tradition to this day as a leading ship builder, particularly in the cruise ship segment.
On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.
Marystown Shipyard Limited, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, now currently working on a $23-million Norwegian order to build five of the heaviest class of tugboats used in offshore oil operations, is now establishing a vessel production control system,
Thomas Jefferson's familiar axiom that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" has an analogous meaning beyond its historical and national value to American industrial sectors exposed to the often severe impact of federal government regulations.
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. Seoul, Korea, for eight bulk carriers with an option for four more, the shipbuilding company president, Hong, In-Kie reported recently. The U.
U.S. citizens are invited to submit sealed bids to the Maritime Administration (MarAd) for the purchase of the 24-year-old passenger liner S/S United States, laid up at Norfolk, Va. The minimum price is $5 million, payable in cash within 30 days of acceptance of the successful bid.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has been awarded a contract for a 990-hp bow thruster by AmShip Division of The American Ship Building Company. The unit will be installed as a replacement on the S/S Elton Hoyt 2nd. The Hoyt, a Great Lakes bulk freighter capable of carrying 23,
Karl Senner Inc., Kenner, La., the North American distributor of Reintjes marine gears, is offering a free color brochure on Reintjes marine gearboxes. The colorful publication offers a bevy of information on the West German-based Reintjes marine gearboxes,
In August 2000, Congress directed the President to appoint a group of experts to study the policy of the United States conwith respect to the oceans and make recommendations for changes. The legislative mandate was broad - covering protection of
The tough economic situation and business environment has not prevented Neptune Orient Line from first half profits, as the company announced $ 11 million profits (albeit down 78 percent from 1H 2000 profits) on revenues of $2.3 billion (up 6 percent from 1H 2000 revenues.